Violent Robberies Spike in Central Park: Recent Attacks Spark Fear in New Yorkers

New York City – Central Park, a once serene and iconic greenspace, has seen a resurgence of violent crimes in recent days, reminiscent of a darker period in its history. Three separate attacks occurred within a span of 27 hours, bringing fear and concern to New Yorkers who frequent the park. The incidents have echoes of past troubles, including the infamous 1989 rape case that shocked the city. The spate of violent robberies culminated in …

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Chicago Woman Recovers from Violent Attack in Series of Robberies Across City’s North and Northwest Sides

Chicago, Illinois – A young woman in Chicago is still grappling with the aftermath of a violent attack that law enforcement believes is part of a series of robberies in the city’s North and Northwest sides. Twenty-two-year-old Kat recounted her harrowing experience when she was on her way to work one Friday morning. She described feeling a sudden tug on her bag, only to turn around and see a man in all black, wearing a …

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Rash of Robberies Occur in Chicago’s Jefferson Park District

Chicago, Illinois – A series of robberies were reported in the 16th (Jefferson Park) Police District on Monday, Feb. 19, including a violent attack on a woman in her 50s or 60s at an alley entrance near Pensacola and Linder avenues. According to police, the woman was knocked to the ground and robbed of her purse containing cash in the 5400 block of West Pensacola Avenue. The assailants, described as Black males, used a club-like …

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Man arrested on murder charge after being let out on bail for string of robberies

Fayetteville, North Carolina – A 23-year-old man, Christian Jared Ashworth, was arrested on Thursday for the May killing of 17-year-old Dakota Lee Johnson in Cumberland County, according to court records. Ashworth, who was out on bail for multiple June robberies, is facing charges of first-degree murder, robbery with a dangerous weapon, and conspiracy in connection with Johnson’s death. According to the arrest warrant, Ashworth conspired with two others in the killing and also stole a …

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U.S. State Department Warns of Criminals Luring Victims via Dating Apps in Colombia, Resulting in Assaults and Robberies

Medellin, Colombia – The U.S. State Department has issued a warning about the dangers of using dating apps in Colombia, following a series of suspicious deaths and criminal activities targeting American citizens. According to the State Department, eight U.S. citizens were killed by drug overdoses or suspected homicides in the city of Medellin in the final months of 2023. The State Department advisory specifically cautioned against using online dating apps, as criminals have been using …

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Minnesota Artist and Activist, Tou Ger Xiong, Tragically Killed in Colombia due to Dating App Violence and Robberies

ST. PAUL, Minn. – The State Department has issued a warning to American travelers, advising them against using dating apps while visiting Colombia due to multiple “suspicious deaths” of U.S. citizens in the country. Since January, Colombia has been labeled as a country that Americans should “reconsider travel” to because of crime, terrorism, civil unrest, and kidnapping risks. Certain areas of the country, including its border regions, are labeled “Do not travel.” The advisory about …

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Fatal Crash on Northbound Interstate 435 Linked to Series of Armed Robberies

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A fatal crash on northbound Interstate 435 in Kansas City, Missouri left two people dead and was linked to a series of overnight armed robberies, according to the Kansas City Police Department. The incident involved two drivers, one of whom was believed to be a suspect fleeing from the police, resulting in a head-on collision. Early Tuesday morning, I-435 at 210 Highway was closed for several hours as accident investigators worked …

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